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Man can live on beer alone


The last time we heard from beer blogger J. Wilson, he was beginning his all-Doppelbock beer fast for the 46 days of Lent. After losing 22 pounds, he’s almost at the finish line.

According to this CBS evening news story, Wilson reports serious hunger pangs and the need to go to the bathroom several times during the night. He also looks noticeably gaunt at 136 pounds at his lightest.

“I’m wearing down,” he wrote on his blog. “To be honest, I’m just plugging away to the end right now.”

But Easter marks the end of his attempt to live off liquid bread and water, and he says he will treat himself to a bacon smoothie when he is finally able to.

He sounds like he can’t wait for this to be over, but you have to respect how far he’s come keeping up his regular family and work life while having nothing but beer for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

The verdict? Probably not the smartest method, if weight loss or health is your goal. But even though he’s not a runner, he could probably pass himself off as a world class marathoner now.


Tim Cigelske is DRAFT's Beer Runner. (Beer Run•ner [noun]: Someone equally devoted to fine beer appreciation and an active, healthy lifestyle. Ex. "John downed four microbrews at the triathlon finish line. He's a total beer runner.”) Follow Tim on Twitter @TheBeerRunner, and email him at beerrunner [at]

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